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Name: Ivor michael Chapman
County/State: lincolnshire

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Left school 1957 went into family business making whitewood furniture all types,you painted it yourself great stuff,1969 opened retail shop kitchen units then into fitted kitchens, making our own units hardwood carcas Formica lam fronts / w/tops,1976 both firms folded,went to work for Fords Motor Com 2 years,to get a mortgage,1978 worked for a firm refurbishing Pubs,1980 went self-employed fitting kitchens and making pine fitments out of reclaimed timber,did that up to 1999,year 2000 did 10 months as a PA "mistake" then 20 months as a Bus Driver, 2004 Retired, So with no papers to my name only letters of reconmendation of my work from passed customers encluding a Sir i think i have served my apprenticeship,I have made a lot of things to be proud of,left a lot of peoply happy with my work, meet a lot of interesting peoply,i have worked in some interesting places one of them being The Geffrye Museum in Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch i fitted a bow shop front for them on loan from the V A museum,When i moved to Lincolnshire i only have a small garage as a workshop having brought all my tools with me i have 3 saw benches 1 a Tyzack "Zyto" 16" blade, a Startrite tilt arbor 9" blade,and a Elu Flipover,1 overhand planer,3 Routers 2 being Elu 177 / 177e, 2 jigsaws,1 Festo 1 Bosch,1 router table,1 B/Jointer,1 small Chop saw, plus power and hand tools one gathers over the years, before moving i sold all my reclaimed timber "i do regret that" have not made anything on as short of room only a cabinet for our LPs / TV out of what timber i had,on sorting my garage out over the passed 2 years i found 2 old Record planes 1 a No 042 in fair nick, 1 a No 077a a bit rusty small chip by the mouth,i might trade them for a woodlathe as i am going to try my hand at it will buy or make one, i would like a part time job to teach or advise people in the general area of woodworking might do it on a Web site,I thank you for taking the time to read this, Ivor.

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